About the Author: Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek

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Christine Kijek is a colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. She has a wealth of knowledge in this field as well as personal experience. HPFY is thrilled that she has been an active participant in the Ostomy Support Group. Christine lives in Bethel, CT with her husband Ed. Her children are married and live nearby. She has 4 grandchildren and is known as GiGi. Christine enjoys riding motor cycles and spends many hours gardening. She can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool.

Christine Kijek's Articles

Life After Closure of a Temporary Stoma

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Temporary stomas have negative effects on the quality of life.it greatly affects the life of the patient

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Posted in Ostomy

Living With an Ostomy

Posted on Mar 08, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The journey of an ostomate is challenging. We are faced with fear of the unknown, fear of the changes in our bodies and fear of acceptance.

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Why an ostomy?

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Having an ostomy can save one’s life or improve your quality of life. Ostomies can be temporary or permanent, emergent or planned. Health conditions that require ostomy placement vary as well as the type of ostomy created and where the ostomy is placed. Let’s explore the details.

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Posted in Ostomy Supplies

Not Just a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 by Christine Kijek

Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group.

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Posted in Surgery Type